WPC: Vivid

Queen Anne's Lace

Achillea millefolium, not Queen Anne’s Lace

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“Colours are brighter when the mind is open.”

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Adriana Alarcon

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Caladium

Caladium

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Vivid, adjective:

Bright, eye catching,

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Rose

Rose

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Intense.

Full of life,

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Coreopsis

Coreopsis

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Animated,

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Hibiscus

Hibiscus

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Clearly perceptible;

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Colocasia

Colocasia

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Strong, distinct,

Fresh.

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Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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Creating clear mental images,

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Coleus with Colocasia

Coleus with Colocasia

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Realistic;

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Salvia

Salvia

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Absorbing… 

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June 5, 2015 flowers 038~

Woodland Gnome 2015

For the Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid

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Gardenia

Gardenia

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“Vivid images are like a beautiful melody

that speaks to you on an emotional level.

It bypasses your logic centers

and even your intellect

and goes to a different part of the brain.

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Steven Bochco

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About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

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  7. You have such lovely (and yes, vivid) blooms in your garden. 🙂

    • Plenty of moisture makes the difference, doesn’t it? Did you have storms yesterday? So lovely here today with the breeze and cooler temps – Thank you for your kind words, Robin, WG

      • We had a deluge yesterday! It was amazing. I stood at the window watching and it was like standing behind a big waterfall. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such heavy rain except with tropical systems. Today was wonderful. 🙂

        • What a vivid description, Robin! Have you had a chance to check for erosion? I spent a few hours on Friday repairing erosion around new plantings. We had SO much rain wash across the garden last week. I hope you fared OK. It feels tropical some days, doesn’t it? Giant hugs, WG

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  11. So many beautiful colors in your garden! psst…first photo is yarrow (Achillea millefolium) 😉 I really like the Bochco quote – it really makes sense! Have a great Saturday…I see you are getting more showers…that Low is taking its time moving out to sea. Our cool weather continues – I really should motivate myself to get out and do some work today! 🙂

    • You are right . …of course , Eliza – I took that photo on the side of the road in our neighborhood , and ASSUMED I was looking at wild Q A L without really noticing it was Achillea. Loved the series of photos … too busy enjoying them to be accurate . Did you get out in your garden today ? I missed all of the showers today , no watering needed here for a while . Thanks for the kind words ☺

  12. Wow! What stunning colors bloom in your garden. Thanks for sharing. I love that rose especially. Blessings, Sarah

    • Thank you, Sarah. All of the colors look so intense after several days of rain. At least it is all well-watered and I haven’t been standing out with a hose pipe doing it for a few days 😉 That is the last of the good roses until I get out there and dead-head the first flush of blossoms. More motivation to do it 😉 Wonderful to hear from you, Sarah. Best wishes for a good time this weekend 😉 WG

  13. I got excited when I saw the salvia. Thought it might be the same as the plant in my yard that I’ve been trying to ID. But, alas, on closer examination, it’s not. Great photos!

    • Thank you, Maggie. I’m sorry it isn’t the same as yours – this is a Salvia sold around here like an annual in a 4 pack in the spring, but it often survives winter and comes back. It comes in this pretty blue and in white, and I plant both. It is a small Salvia, and can be used towards the front of borders and in pots. If you will email a photo of your mystery plant, I’ll try to ID it for you- woodlandgnome@zoho.com
      Thank you for visiting today 😉 WG

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